Alexis C. Beachdell

Partner

Cleveland
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Overview

Alexis Beachdell is a seasoned bankruptcy and commercial law attorney with experience representing trustees and liquidating trusts, secured lenders and financial institutions, buyers and sellers of distressed assets, creditors of distressed or insolvent businesses, and nonprofit entities. Alexis takes a creative and solution-oriented approach to resolving disputes and achieving clients’ strategic goals. 

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  • Represents a bankruptcy trustee in the unwinding of a complex $200 million financial fraud scheme involving more than 5,000 victims. Representation includes more than 100 cases involving fraudulent transfer and state law claims, litigation against the debtor's secured lenders demanding the return of hundreds of millions of dollars, and administration of more than 5,000 claims.
  • Represents a national retailer in the bankruptcy cases of two large grocery chains, including negotiating payment of pre- and post-petition consignment proceeds of more than $2 million in product held in stores.
  • Represents a national bank in complex commercial workout matters, including matters involving prepaid bank card products
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Experience

  • Represents a bankruptcy trustee in the unwinding of a complex $200 million financial fraud scheme involving more than 5,000 victims. Representation includes more than 100 cases involving fraudulent transfer and state law claims, litigation against the debtor's secured lenders demanding the return of hundreds of millions of dollars, and administration of more than 5,000 claims.
  • Represents a national retailer in the bankruptcy cases of two large grocery chains, including negotiating payment of pre- and post-petition consignment proceeds of more than $2 million in product held in stores.
  • Represents a national bank in complex commercial workout matters, including matters involving prepaid bank card products.
  • Served as lead restructuring counsel for a nonprofit in its merger with a similarly missioned distressed nonprofit. Representation involved evaluating in-court versus out-of-court restructuring options and advising on the merger vehicle that best limited exposure of healthy endowment assets.
  • Represented an official committee of administrative creditors in the Chapter 11 case of a large integrated steel manufacturer.
  • Represented a manufacturing company in its purchase of assets of a debtor in bankruptcy on an expedited basis.
  • Represented a window manufacturing company in its acquisition of secured debt and the subsequent acquisition and sale of distressed assets through an out-of-court Article 9 sale process.
  • Represented a buyout fund in its acquisition of secured debt and the subsequent acquisition of distressed aerospace assets through an out-of-court Article 9 sale process.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award (2017) 

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Community

  • BakerHostetler Tutoring Program, Orchard STEM Elementary School: Attorney Coordinator
  • PlayhouseSquare Partners
  • Cleveland Kids' Book Bank
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2008; summa cum laude; Research Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science, Bowling Green State University, 2004, summa cum laude